The first time I saw Turners watercolours was at the British Museum in 1982. My grandparents had emigrated to Australia from Margate, where they had an antique store. My grandmother loved Turner's watercolours of Margate and often spoke of them when I was a teenager.
I bought a book of Turner's watercolours on my way home to Putney, where I first lived when I moved to the UK. After reading the book I enrolled in an art course, from then on I was hooked. As a student I would paint in sketchbooks with watercolours, never leaving home without my small Windsor & Newton set. I continued to fill sketchbooks with watercolours and ideas for artworks obsessively for many years. But I stopped using watercolours when I switched to acrylics about 15 years ago. Until the pandemic that is, when as a way of coping with isolation and only being allowed out for an hour a day for exercise, I searched through the back of my art drawers to find my old watercolour set.
Since then I haven't stopped painting in watercolours and even painting very large.
My intention with these paintings is to paint the sublime. I've used Turner Yellow in these four paintings pictured below to mimic the effect of the glow over the Goodwin Sands that Turner so admired about Thanet skies.
These artworks are perfect for the art lovers and collectors who are wanting a painting of Deal Pier for their home.
Works on paper come mounted on card and are easy to find ready made frames for online. Larger sizes will be shipped rolled in a tube or flat packed, I do recommend taking these to your local framer for expert advice on archival or non reflective glass. If you have made a significant investment in a valuable piece of fine art it is recommended to seek the right kind of framing to protect your artwork.
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